Deng Xiaofei

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Deng Xiaofei
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Personal information
Full name Deng Xiaofei
Date of birth (1983-05-31) 31 May 1983 (age 33)
Place of birth Qingdao, Shandong, China
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Chongqing Lifan
Number 1
Youth career
2000 Shandong Luneng
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001–2006 Shandong Luneng 20 (0)
2007–2008 Wuhan Guanggu 43 (0)
2009–2015 Jiangsu Sainty 122 (0)
2016– Chongqing Lifan 35 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21 April 2017.

Deng Xiaofei (simplified Chinese: 邓小飞; traditional Chinese: 鄧小飛; pinyin: Dèng Xiǎofēi; born 31 May 1983) is a Chinese football goalkeeper, who plays for Chongqing Lifan in the China Super League.

Club career[edit]

Shandong Luneng[edit]

A product of the Shandong Luneng youth team he would graduate to the senior team in 2001 and eventually established himself as the team's first choice goalkeeper in the 2003 league season. When the new manager Ljubiša Tumbaković came in at the beginning of the 2004 league season he would bring in Zong Lei as competition for the first choice goalkeeper position. Deng Xiaofei would see his playing time significantly drop, however during this period he would still aid the club to actually win the Chinese FA Cup and Chinese Super League Cup that season. The following season would see youth team player Yang Cheng immediately promoted as first choice goalkeeper, Deng Xiaofei lost favor within the team and was relegated to third choice goalkeeper. When Chinese international goalkeeper Li Leilei came into the team in 2006 Deng Xiaofei was allowed to leave the club.

Wuhan Guangu[edit]

He would transfer to top tier club Wuhan Guanggu in the beginning of the 2007 league season and would immediately establish himself as their first choice goalkeeper where he only missed one league match throughout the entire league season. The following campaign he would continue to be a consistent regular within the team despite the club's difficult start to the season saw them in the relegation zone, however the team decided to controversially disband during the season after having a dispute with the Chinese Football Association over the club's punishment against Beijing Guoan on 27 September 2008 where a scuffle broke out during that league game.[1] Without a club, Deng Xiaofei would have to wait before the 2009 league season before he could join another team, however he soon found a buyer in the newly promoted top tier club Jiangsu Sainty at the start of the 2009 Chinese Super League.

Jiangsu Sainty[edit]

Deng Xiaofei would make his competitive debut for Jiangsu Sainty in the club's first game of the season on 22 March 2009 against Shanghai Shenhua, which Jiangsu Sainty lost 2–1.[2] Throughout the season he would constantly fight for the first team goalkeeping position against existing goalkeeper Guan Zhen as the team finished in a respectable tenth within the league.[3] The fight for the goalkeeping spot continued until the 2011 Chinese Super League season saw Guan Zhen start as the club's first choice goalkeeper until a differcult start to the campaign saw the club in the relegation zone, this saw Dragan Okuka introduced as the team's new manager and he installed Deng Xiaofei as the first choice goalkeeper while the club finished in their best ever spot of fourth within the league.[4]

On 28 April 2012, Deng set a new Super League record for consecutive clean sheets with 643 minutes, beating the previous record of 620 minutes set by Yang Zhi of Beijing Guoan in the 2011 season.[5] He appeared in every minute of the 2012 league season, playing in all 30 Super League games for Jiangsu Sainty as the club achieved runners-up in the league and gained the entry into their first AFC Champions League. Deng was awarded the Goalkeeper of The Year award from CFA in November. However, Deng's position became unstable after the 2013 season. He lost his position to Zhang Sipeng in the 2015 season.[6]

Chongqing Lifan[edit]

On 2 January 2016, Deng transferred to fellow Chinese Super League side Chongqing Lifan after Gu Chao joined Jiangsu Suning in a domestic record transfer for a goalkeeper.[7][8] He made his debut on 6 March 2016 in a 2–1 home win against Guangzhou Evergrande.[9] He played every minute of the league for Chongqing in the 2016 season.



Shandong Luneng

Jiangsu Sainty



  1. ^ "Wuhan ejected from soccer league". 10 November 2008. Retrieved 17 June 2012. 
  2. ^ "申花连追两球沈龙元终极绝杀 上海2比1逆转胜江苏". 22 March 2009. Retrieved 17 June 2012. 
  3. ^ "China 2009". 23 April 2010. Retrieved 17 June 2012. 
  4. ^ "CSL 2011". Retrieved 17 June 2012. 
  5. ^ "中超纪录!连续643分钟不失球! 舜天门神超越杨智". 28 April 2012. Retrieved 15 November 2012. 
  6. ^ "舜天球迷不解邓小飞为何遭冷落:是有多大仇啊?". 17 May 2015. Retrieved 4 November 2016. 
  7. ^ 重庆力帆官宣签约三新援 昔日中超最佳门将加盟 at 2016-01-02 Retrieved 2016-01-04 (Chinese)
  8. ^ 苏宁:引顾超非针对张思鹏 没有为难邓小飞转会 at 2016-01-01 Retrieved 2016-11-04 (Chinese)
  9. ^ 中超-J马破荒妖锋暴走抢戏 恒大1-2力帆开门黑 at 2016-03-06 Retrieved 2016-11-04 (Chinese)

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